Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Grey Highlands, Simcoe and Dufferin Counties on June 12

Pan Am flame to visit Pan Am Cross-Country Centre — daytime celebration at Riverdale Park in Alliston, and evening celebration at Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre in Orangeville

TORONTO, June 5, 2015 /CNW/ - On Friday, June 12, Day 14 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several Ontario communities, including Owen Sound, Markdale, Flesherton, Shelburne, Alliston, Beeton, Mono and Orangeville.

The Pan Am flame will start the day with a visit to Alexandra Community School, where PACHI, the official mascot of the Games, will entertain students and teach them his signature dance — the wiggle. The flame will be carried on horseback in Mono at the Pan Am Cross-Country Centre before travelling to the Mono Community Centre for a community celebration. The relay day will conclude with an evening celebration at Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre where community torchbearer Brian Price will light the community cauldron.

Friday, June 12, 2015 (Relay Day 14: Owen Sound, ON to Orangeville, ON)

Alexandra Community School 9 a.m. (ET) (1556 8th Avenue East, Owen Sound)
Start of day celebration:

  • PACHI presentation with students
  • Allycia Tutt, student, will be the first torchbearer of Day 14 and will depart from this location

Riverdale Park 1:30 p.m. (ET) (57–75 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston)
Day celebration:

  • Community torchbearer Jack Tiernay will depart carrying the Pan Am flame

Pan Am Cross-Country Centre 2:30 p.m. (ET) (874456 5 Line East, Mono)
Photo opportunity:

  • Jessica Phoenix, Olympian and Pan Am medallist, equestrian, will carry the Pan Am flame on horseback in the eventing course

Mono Centre Road 5:10 p.m. (ET) (373085-374511 Mono Centre Road, Mono)
Photo opportunity:

  • Torchbearer Ross Millar will carry the Pan Am flame on horseback along Mono Centre Road

Mono Community Centre5:30 p.m. (ET) (347209 Mono Centre Road, Mono)
Community celebration:

  • Community torchbearer Ethan Lawson will arrive carrying the Pan Am flame

Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre – (6 Northmen Way, Orangeville)
Evening celebration:

  • Brian Price, Olympic multi-medallist, rowing, will be the final torchbearer who will light the community cauldron at 7 p.m.
  • Crystal Shawanda will perform at the celebration

The Pan Am Games Torch Relay is a 41-day journey that will share the Pan Am spirit in more than 130 communities. The torch relay is one of the most exciting events as it sets the stage leading up to the Games.  There will be more than 3,000 torchbearers and 180 community celebrations taking place.

Media Materials
The following torch relay items are available at TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay: relay route map, full list of communities and dates, daily highlight summaries and media vehicle registration information.

All torch relay media advisories and news releases are available on CNW. Day 14 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/324i52" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/324i52.

The torch relay can also be followed on Twitter.

About the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay  
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, is supported by community partner CIBC, signature supporters Star Media Group and Metroland Media, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Porter Airlines, and funding parties the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. The torch relay will invite Canadians to celebrate and share the Pan Am spirit throughout its 41-day journey towards Toronto, the Host City of the Games.

The torch relay starts May 30, 2015, and concludes July 10, 2015, with the dramatic lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony in downtown Toronto.

The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

To learn more about the torch relay and when the Pan Am flame will visit a community near you, visit TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay or download the official TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games app, presented by CIBC.

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Lindsay Hamilton, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 416.697.1318, relaymedia@toronto2015.org

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